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September 15, 2003

UCSC in the News

Writing in Asia Times, David Isenberg referred extensively to an analysis of the appeal of Islamic radicalism penned by Middle East expert Alan Richards of environmental studies that was published by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Richards also was quoted in the Salinas Californian, discussing the likelihood of more terrorist attacks in the wake of the recent bombing of United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.

The Boston Globe, The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), and the Guelph Mercury (Ontario, Canada) quoted American studies professor Tricia Rose in an article about fashion choices made by pop stars to promote their careers in the music industry. Rose was also tapped for a Miami Herald piece about the globalization of hip-hop culture.

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Former chancellor Karl Pister was quoted in a California Journal article about the presidency of Richard Atkinson.

Daniel Costa, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in an article about whale populations on Discovery News online.

The Associated Press covered a recent talk by economist Carl Walsh about monetary policy and uncertainty.

The San Jose Mercury News tapped sociologist Marcia Millman for comment about the trend toward women taking their husband’s name when they marry.

Lecturer Guillermo Delgado of Latin American and Latino studies was quoted in a Salinas Californian article about the high percentage of adults in Salinas who lack a high school diploma.

John Thompson, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a UPI newswire story about the role of diseases in controlling populations of wild animals.

The Sacramento Bee interviewed New Teacher Center executive director Ellen Moir for a story about the tough job market facing new teachers this fall.

Black Enterprise cited research by economist Rob Fairlie in an article about African American business ownership.

Psychologist Veronica Tonay’s new book about dream interpretation was featured in an ABCNEWS.com story.

Psychology’s Anthony Pratkanis was quoted in a USA Today article about lawsuits filed by the Recording Industry Association of America against 261 people accused of swapping music online, and the Los Angeles Times relied heavily on comments by Pratkanis for a story about the campaign strategy of former gubernatorial hopeful Peter Ueberroth.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported on a donation by retired staff member Virginia "Ginger" Campbell, who served as longtime executive assistant to UCSC founding chancellor Dean McHenry, to create an endowment in Higher Education at the University Library.

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